Friday, March 21, 2008

First Hand Experience With Quads & Quints

I went to Austin to visit a mom and her quintuplets (7 1/2 months) -- Rachelle Wilkinson. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I prepared myself for complete chaos. Only two babies were up when we got there and they were playing happily... Over the course of 2-3 hours all babies were up, fed and playing happily... no chaos at ALL. Now I am sure there are days of craziness, but the day that we visited was very encouraging. I left with the feeling that okay, maybe I can do this.

Rachelle and her mom gave us great advice and I really felt like I left armed with not only information, but a ton of ADORABLE clothes.

I also got to meet a mother of quadruplet girls from Dallas that was visiting her mom in Katy -- Misty Urech. Her girls are 16 months... Again, I was sure that I would be met with chaos. But the girls were so cute and played so sweetly. Every now and then one would have to be pulled off the couch or wanted to be held, but we had a 2 hour conversation without any major interruptions.

Both Rachelle and Misty went to Phoenix and Dr. Elliott to have their babies. They both had very positive experiences and I felt like our decision to go to Phoenix was reinforced.

Amy Ellen Misty & 4 of the Quints -- (The other was napping for pic time)

Rachelle & Ellen


  1. I didn't know you were going to visit them!! I am so pleased for you that you got a sense of how it will be, and that it is doable! God is good!!!

  2. how great to be able to get insight from those mothers!